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"Pet Shops Should Not Be Immune From Animal Welfare Laws"

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by crofty, Aug 15, 2009.


  1. crofty

    crofty PetForums VIP

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    This was posted on the resue forum, thought some of you might be interested?

    Don't know how likely it is that anyone on here has read the PBW News (Pet Business World) but there is an excellent article/letter regarding how pet shops are actually escaping from the law regarding providing vaccinations for rabbits (as their 'carers')

    It states that The Pet Animals Act 1951 says:

    "All animals must receive inoculations appropriate to their species".

    written by Lisa Chapin, of Hutches and Crutches Pet Centre, Bolton Le Sands, Lancashire.

    This is a very well written letter that lays out why pet shops should be made to vaccinate, and if by doing so the cost of purchasing a rabbit goes up then so be it as it would stop some people from just buying on impulse.

    Her petition for those interested can be found here.....


    Petition to: Ensure Local Government Authorities enforce existing legislation relating to the sale of animals in pet shops and specifically to enforce the vaccination of pet rabbits. | Number10.gov.uk
     
  2. srhdufe

    srhdufe PetForums VIP

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    Thats a brilliant idea... :thumbup:
    I agree, they should all be vaccinated
    I've signed it :D
     
  3. cassie01

    cassie01 PetForums VIP

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    signed it. pet shop prices should increase too making less people buy on impulse!!!
     
  4. umber

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    Done it!!!!!
     
  5. alyssa_liss

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    ive signed it :)
     
  6. emzybabe

    emzybabe PetForums VIP

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    completely agree with this
     
  7. B3rnie

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    Signed it :)
     
  8. crofty

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    Thanks guys :)
     
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